Lightbringers and Rainmakers [NOOK Book]


According to his business cards, Harry Ransom is a "professor" and a "lightbringer" and "licensed"... not that business cards mean much in a town called Disorder.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Lightbringers and Rainmakers

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - A Original)
$0.99 price


According to his business cards, Harry Ransom is a "professor" and a "lightbringer" and "licensed"... not that business cards mean much in a town called Disorder.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429927666
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: A Tor.Com Original
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: A Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 722,146
  • File size: 428 KB

Meet the Author

Felix Gilman was born in London and studied history at Oxford before moving to the U.S. to live with his wife, Sarah. His first novel, Thunderer, appeared in 2008, followed by sequel Gears of the City in 2009. "Lightbringers and Rainmakers" is a companion to his new novel The Half-Made World, first in a new series, which was released by Tor Books in October 2010.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    An entertaining interlude set in the world of "The Half-Made World".

    I have been eagerly awaiting another book set in the Half-Made world, so I was pleased (and surprised) to run across this short story. The tale itself is a tidy, swift, little adventure about one Harry Ransom, a self proclaimed "Ligtbringer" - he has, it seems, invented the electric light and, not only that, his apparatus gets its energy from perpetual motion! Or at least he claims it will, once he perfects the mechanism. That is part of the fun of the story, for it is told in a series of letters that Ransom has written to various people and, as such, we are never quite sure whether or not Mr. Ransom is a reliable narrator. Is he actually just a con-man? Many of his letters are to his various sisters, all of whom receive slightly different versions of his goings-on. As it happens Mr. Ransom comes into conflict with a man who calls himself a "Rainmaker" and seems to have a miracle device of his own. Which of them is actually who he seems? It is fun to again read of "the Line", The Hill Folk, The Agents of the Gun. That said, I can imagine that a person who hasn't read "The Half-Made World" might be slightly perplexed by the settings and references of the story, but hopefully, as it did fore me, this will only whet their appetite for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)